Purpose Driven

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Uganda, AIDS, God and gays: Rick Warren and a punch in the nose

AP Filipinos release into the air paper lanterns to mark World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2012 at the Heroes … Continued

To Sarah Palin: It’s not all about you

One of the most brilliant opening lines of any book I have read is that of Pastor Rick Warren from … Continued

The delusion that God has a specific plan for every action

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God … Continued

Creative tension: ‘Purpose Driven,’ vs. ‘Retro’ Catholics

I avoid writing about “liberal” and “conservative” Catholics. These terms are too easily politicized as Democrats v. Republicans. Moreover, the … Continued

Remembering my faithful, fearful fundamentalist past

By Bruce EpperlyLancaster Theological Seminary and Patheos.com I grew up in a small town Baptist church in the 1950s. We … Continued

The church was too silent in 2009

It is the last day of 2009 and in my mind the most important religious story of the year has … Continued

Rick Warren responds to anti-gay Ugandan legislation

By Lisa MillerNewsweek religion editor Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church and author of the bestselling book The Purpose Driven … Continued

Sarah Palin’s ‘rogue’ Christianity

In her new book Sarah Palin writes that one summer at Bible Camp she “put my life in my creator’s … Continued

Yes on the Warren Choice

I like the choice of Rick Warren. No, I’m not an evangelical Christian. And I don’t agree with Warren on … Continued

Some Religion Empowers Women

The theme of The Women’s Conference 2008 this week is We Empower. Does religion empower women? 1…..All Olympians who do … Continued

Don’t Exclude Humanists, Atheists from the Melting Pot

This past Sunday the Democrats unveiled their 2008 convention with an “Interfaith Gathering of Clergy.” I am a Humanist: a … Continued

No Theocracy Here: Saddleback Does What American Christians Have Always Done

And lo it is a few days after the Saddleback Civil Forum and the republic is still safe. Extremists on … Continued

Rick Warren’s Purpose and Profile

The real winner at Saddleback’s religion forum on Saturday night was Rick Warren, the church’s pastor and the event’s moderator. … Continued

Can’t We Get Some ‘Purpose-Driven Politics’?

The question I would ask both candidates is, “Do your moral values dictate that there are things you may not … Continued

The Purpose-Driven Presidency

Is Rick Warren the answer to Barack Obama’s religion problem? Or to John McCain’s? We may find out Saturday, when … Continued

Risk and Faith

The concept began to crystallize for me at close to 13,000 feet in Wyoming’s Wind River mountain range. I was … Continued


I should have been prepared for the backlash! I stepped right into the middle of a heated controversy when I … Continued

No Child of God Left Behind

Tim LaHaye’s endorsement of Mike Huckabee for President took the form of a battle cry. “America and our Judeo-Christian heritage … Continued

Embracing Evangelicals

Many of my secular liberal friends think Evangelicals are a little like snakes: Not all of them are poisonous, but … Continued